Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Rahul Gandhi assures 33% quota for women in govt jobs

Rahul Gandhi assures 33% quota for women in govt jobs

"How many times have you seen the Prime Minister of India like this, being open to any question from anybody?" The first list of candidates from Uttar Pradesh was also released last week with names of 11 contestants, including Rahul Gandhi and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

"There is still a lot needed to be done in Tamil Nadu", he quickly added.

Rahul Gandhi has been attacking Modi over his economic record, accusing him of failing on his election promise in 2014 to create employment for India's millions of job seekers.

"The government has every right and should investigate every single person", he said. Reiterating his support to the long-standing issue of Women's Reservation Bill, Gandhi told reporters in Chennai, "Not just in Parliament and state legislatures, Congress will reserve 33 per cent of all posts and vacancies for women in central govt, central govt organisations and CPSUs". However, he went on to say that the law was being applied selectively, bringing up the Rafale controversy and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's alleged involvement.

The 1952 elections were won by the Congress
The 1952 elections were won by the Congress

Critics say Modi's flagship policies - including new taxes and the cancellation of huge numbers of banknotes - have not produced promised jobs, while India's farmers are up in arms over massive debt burdens. I can't hate Mr Modi.

"This is the lesson for you young ladies... your biggest teachers are the people who attack you, who abuse you... they are your biggest teachers, you will only learn from them if you don't return them anger". "The more you are attacked, the more you give love and affection back".

"We have requested the EC to take action against Rahul Gandhi for levelling unverified allegations against PM Narendra Modi yesterday in Ahmedabad, when the Model Code of Conduct is already in effect", said Prasad.

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